About OCLC Asia Pacific
OCLC Asia Pacific Services, located at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, is a
division of OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC Asia Pacific Services' mission is to help libraries in the Asia Pacific region
enhance their services, and to reduce the rate of rise in libraries' operating costs.
OCLC is the largest computer and telecommunications network of libraries in the world.
It is a not-for-profit, cooperative membership organization that offers its products and
services to libraries around the world. Over 30,000 libraries of all types and sizes in 65
countries and territories use OCLC products and services.
OCLC started out in 1967 serving 54 academic libraries in the state of Ohio.
Ten years later, in 1977, OCLC services became available nationwide. In 1981,
OCLC extended its services across the US border and established OCLC Europe, the
Middle East & Africa. In 1986, OCLC further expanded its services across the Pacific
and started OCLC Asia Pacific Services. In 1995, OCLC Latin America and the Caribbean
began serving libraries in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
In 1997, OCLC began its newest international division, OCLC Canada.
Since its founding in 1986 by its director, Mr.
Andrew H. Wang, OCLC Asia Pacific Services has provided access to OCLC products and
services to over 1,309 libraries in the Asia Pacific region.